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Busoni Transcriptions After J.S. Bach

Sandro Ivo Bartoli

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Prelude & Fugue in D Major, BWV 532  
1
I. Prelude (Transcribed by F. Busoni for Piano)
Johann Sebastian Bach; Sandro Ivo Bartoli
6:23
2
II. Fugue (Transcribed by F. Busoni for Piano)
Johann Sebastian Bach; Sandro Ivo Bartoli
9:07
Prelude & Fugue in E-Flat Major, BWV 552 "St. Anne"  
3
I. Prelude (Transcribed by F. Busoni for Piano)
Johann Sebastian Bach; Sandro Ivo Bartoli
12:59
4
II. Fugue (Transcribed by F. Busoni for Piano)
Johann Sebastian Bach; Sandro Ivo Bartoli
8:40
Toccata, Adagio & Fugue in C Major, BWV 564  
5
I. Preludio, quasi improvvisando (Transcribed by F. Busoni for Piano)
Johann Sebastian Bach; Sandro Ivo Bartoli
6:58
6
II. Intermezzo. Adagio (Transcribed by F. Busoni for Piano)
Johann Sebastian Bach; Sandro Ivo Bartoli
6:34
7
III. Fugue (Transcribed by F. Busoni for Piano)
Johann Sebastian Bach; Sandro Ivo Bartoli
6:44
Toccata & Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565  
8
I. Toccata (Transcribed by F. Busoni for Piano)
Johann Sebastian Bach; Sandro Ivo Bartoli
3:10
9
II. Fugue (Transcribed by F. Busoni for Piano)
Johann Sebastian Bach; Sandro Ivo Bartoli
7:49
Violin Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004  
1
V. Chaconne (Transcribed by F. Busoni for Piano)
Johann Sebastian Bach; Sandro Ivo Bartoli
16:22
Ten Chorale-Preludes  
2
I. Komm, Gott Schöpfer, BWV 667 (Transcribed by F. Busoni for Piano)
Johann Sebastian Bach; Sandro Ivo Bartoli
2:46
3
II. Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645 (Transcribed by F. Busoni for Piano)
Johann Sebastian Bach; Sandro Ivo Bartoli
4:43
4
III. Nun komm' der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659 (Transcribed by F. Busoni for Piano)
Johann Sebastian Bach; Sandro Ivo Bartoli
5:37
5
IV. Nun freut euch, liebe Christen g'mein, BWV 734 (Transcribed by F. Busoni for Piano)
Johann Sebastian Bach; Sandro Ivo Bartoli
2:04
6
V. Ich ruf' zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639 (Transcribed by F. Busoni for Piano)
Johann Sebastian Bach; Sandro Ivo Bartoli
3:32
7
VI. Herr Gott, nun schleuß den Himmel auf, BWV 617 (Transcribed by F. Busoni for Piano)
Johann Sebastian Bach; Sandro Ivo Bartoli
2:54
8
VIIa. Durch Adam's Fall ist ganz verderbt, BWV 637 (Transcribed by F. Busoni for Piano)
Johann Sebastian Bach; Sandro Ivo Bartoli
3:03
9
VIIb. Durch Adams Fall ist ganz verderbt, BWV 705 (Transcribed by F. Busoni for Piano)
Johann Sebastian Bach; Sandro Ivo Bartoli
5:28
10
VIII. In dir ist Freude, BWV 615 (Transcribed by F. Busoni for Piano)
Johann Sebastian Bach; Sandro Ivo Bartoli
3:20
11
IX. Jesus Christus, unser Heiland, BWV 665 (Transcribed by F. Busoni for Piano)
Johann Sebastian Bach; Sandro Ivo Bartoli
6:21
Prelude & Fugue in E Minor, BWV 533  
12
I. Prelude (Transcribed by F. Busoni for Piano)
Johann Sebastian Bach; Sandro Ivo Bartoli
3:07
13
II. Fugue (Transcribed by F. Busoni for Piano)
Johann Sebastian Bach; Sandro Ivo Bartoli
4:20
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    2:12:01
Italian pianist Sandro Ivo Bartoli pays tribute to one of his fellow countrymen, Ferruccio Busoni, who revolutionized piano transcription and brought it into the modern era. Bartoli spotlights what Busoni called the comparable virtues of “rhythmic precision and greater impetuosity” which he attributed to the piano, from the delightful Prelude & Fugue in D Major to the grandiose and virtuosic Two Toccatas, which Busoni placed at the very top of his scale of difficulty for the transcriptions. The moods on this double album range from soaring, majestic pieces that aim straight at the heavens to poignant moments of the most sublime intimacy.
88.2 kHz / 24-bit PCM – OnClassical Studio Masters

Recorded at: Auditorium Puccini, Torre del Lago, 2014
Engineer: Alessandro Simonetto

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